Vote of No Confidence for McKinley High School interim principal

District calls move a, "bullying tactic"
Posted at 7:15 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 19:15:05-05

Teachers at McKinley High School in Buffalo have issued a vote of no confidence for interim principal Marck Abraham.

The confidential vote, by the Buffalo Teachers Federation, cites reported issues including; lack of student supervision in hallways and staircases, inadequate security and response to support teachers, and special education teachers being pulled from the classroom to provide substitute coverage when there are not enough substitutes in the building.

The Buffalo School District issued the following statement in response to January's vote.

"The District has 100% confidence in the acting principal.  He's doing an excellent job under difficult circumstances. These surveys are a bogus and bullying tactic, as are all anonymous and unverifiable surveys."

Abraham took over as interim principal of McKinley High School following the suspension of Crystal Boling-Barton nine months ago. 

She is currently under investigation for $22,000 in potentially questionable purchases she made using public funds.

To check out the I-Team's past investigation into Barton, click here.

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